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January 22, 2019 Newsletter

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Principal’s Message

When we watch our students in an athletic contest or one of their performances with band or choir, what we’re witnessing is the culmination of weeks and weeks of preparation. They’ve spent countless hours preparing to perform at a high level in the hope of achieving victory or, at the very least, to show how much their skills have improved. This week is the Hays County Livestock Show. Several of our students, in addition to their involvement in many other activities, have spent months preparing for this show. Of course they all hope to achieve victory in the show but win or lose, they all will have learned valuable lessons in showmanship, hard work, poise, dedication, and teamwork, just to name a few. These students will compete with other 4H and FFA students throughout Hays County and we can’t wait to see the preparation of the last few months come to fruition.

Good luck students.

One last thing – The Texas Education Agency has posted the 2017-2018 Federal Report Cards to their website. All schools are required to notify parents that this information is available for them. You can access the site to find any District or Campus Report card by going to:

Greg Howard, Principal


In the next few days

Thursday, Jan. 24th
      Basketball vs. Lampasas – Boys at Lampasas, Girls at Home
      7th A & 8th B begin at 5 pm;
      8th A & 7th at the conclusion of the 5 pm games

More detailed info about other Danforth activities

From Mrs. Stevenson – PTO President February is a busy time for the PTO! We are going to need your help.

Danforth will be hosting the UIL meet on February 2 and the PTO runs the concession stand. This is a big fundraiser for us. Please use the link below if you would like to help us out. We are looking for donations and volunteers.

The Valentine’s Dance Party will be happening on Friday, February 8. With UIL, Spring Break, three day weekends and track meets it wasn’t easy to find a date. We understand that there is also an event in the community on this evening and have adjusted times hoping we can accommodate more students. Sixth grade will dance from 5-6:30 and the 7th and 8th graders will join us from 6:45-8:15. Tickets will be sold during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of dance week. Again, we need your help. Please use the link below to sign up to chaperone, work the concession stand or donate items for the dance.

Our last big event in February is a Staff Luncheon. We are putting on a baked potato bar on February 15 and a link will be out soon if you would like to donate food for the lunch or help us out on the day.

Next PTO Meeting is February 13 at 3:30 in the library. Please join us.

Keep the Box Tops coming! The NJHS counted up another big batch for us last week.

From Teresa Gill – National Junior Honor Society Sponsor Do you have old towels or blankets you no longer need? If so, please consider helping our NJHS students with their next service project. They are collecting towels and blankets for Wimberley Adoption Group. WAG uses these items for bedding during the colder months and for washing dogs in the warmer months. NJHS members have placed bins in the front entry, by the stairs and on the stage. They will collect blankets and towels through Friday, February 1. Thank you for your support.

From Erin Sivils – Attendance Secretary
If you have any questions about attendance please visit the Danforth section of the school website. Under “Resources” and then “Attendance” you’ll find detailed info about attendance. If you still need something else answered please give me a call at 512-847-2181 x. 5264.

From Kara Harney – Registrar/Principal’s Secretary
Spring Pictures – February 1st
Picture Flyers were sent home on Friday. Flyers are also available in the front office. 

From FCA Sponsors Mrs. Merkin, Mrs. Mauk, Coach Mauk, Coach Bone, Coach Carter and Coach Kersten

FCA ~ Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Come and join us each Friday morning at 7:20 in the gym for games, speakers, group discussions, and DONUTS! Everyone is welcome, all grades.

We hope to see you there!!